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Why the FTC Needs a Made in USA Rule

October 10th, 2019

Businesses that can legitimately claim their products are made in USA have a distinct advantage over competitors selling foreign-made goods. Such U.S.-made claims add value to products because consumers perceive American-made goods to be of a higher quality and buying them make consumers feel patriotic. Unsurprisingly then, many companies want to affix an American-made designation


New Balance Made in USA

September 26th, 2019

In 1996, the FTC brought an administrative action against New Balance Athletic Shoes, Inc. for making deceptive U.S.-origin claims about its sneakers. Since at least 2009, the company has marketed some of its sneakers as Made in the USA despite the fact that up to 30% of the shoes domestic value is from imported materials.


Made in USA Marketing Issues

September 26th, 2019

TINA.org is the leading consumer advocacy organization working to expose false Made in USA marketing. Click on the images below to learn more about each Made in USA topic:


TINA.org Files Deceptive Made in USA Complaint Against Williams Sonoma

May 22nd, 2019

MADISON, CONN. May 22, 2019 – Williams-Sonoma brands including Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, PBteen, Pottery Barn Kids, Rejuvenation and West Elm are violating the FTC’s Made in USA standard according to a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org). The ad watchdog has amassed more than 800 examples in which the


Hudson Clothing’s Made in USA Claims

March 14th, 2019

June 2017: A state court judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. March 2017: A state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement that resolves both the Noiman and Schulert actions. The settlement, which was amended in November 2016 and February 2017, also resolves another related lawsuit: Card et al v. Joe’s Jeans, Inc. According


Trojan’s Magnum Condoms “Made in USA” Claims

March 13th, 2019

May 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff and as to the class members because the parties reached a resolution, the terms of which have not been disclosed. April 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Church & Dwight for allegedly falsely advertising two of its Trojan condoms – Magnum Thin


Whitebridge Pet Brands “Made in USA” Claims

March 13th, 2019

March 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2016: A federal judge stayed this action because the named plaintiff in a related case (Ftizpatrick v. Tyson Foods) intends to file an appeal regarding a legal issue (i.e., whether the actions must be dismissed because of changes


Kraft Heinz Foods Made in USA Claims

March 13th, 2019

September 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff’s claims and as to the class members’ claims because the parties reached a settlement agreement. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. May 2016: The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint that names only Kraft Heinz Foods as a defendant and similarly


Gillette Engaged in Deceptive Made in USA Marketing

January 23rd, 2018

Ad Watchdog TINA.org Files FTC Complaint MADISON, CONN. January 23, 2018 – Despite a national advertising campaign showcasing patriotic imagery, highlighting its Boston headquarters, and heavily promoting its “Made in Boston” heritage, ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) found that Gillette actually only makes a couple of its blades in the U.S. The rest of Gillette’s blades


Gillette Made in USA Marketing

January 3rd, 2018

Below is a sampling of Gillette marketing materials that claim — either expressly or implicitly — that its products are Made in the USA.


Step2 Made in USA Marketing

July 11th, 2017

Below is a sampling of Step2’s Made in the USA marketing, which makes the deceptive, unqualified claim that its product line meets the standard for “Made in the USA” despite the fact that 90% of Step2 products are wholly or partially made outside the U.S., with 5% made entirely in China, according to the Step2


Walmart’s “Made in USA” Labels

July 26th, 2016

July 2016: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. July 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly using false “Made in USA” labels on its website. According to the plaintiffs, Walmart’s website advertises certain products as being “Made in the USA,” “Assembled


True Religion’s “Made in USA” Claims

June 29th, 2016

November 2015: A state judge granted final approval of the settlement. June 2015: A state judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against True Religion Apparel. The complaint, which was originally filed in December 2014, alleges that the company misleadingly labeled jeans as “Made in USA” when they actually contain foreign-made


Trojan Condoms “Made In USA” Claims

June 29th, 2016

February 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff and as to the class members. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. September 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Church & Dwight for allegedly falsely marketing Trojan Magnum Ecstasy Ultrasmooth Lubricated condoms and Trojan Magnum Thin Ultrasmooth Lubricated condoms



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